Consolidated Virginia & California Mine Shaft, L Street, Virginia City, NV
— Comstock Historical Marker No. 1 —The C&C was the largest and most modern of all Comstock era shafts and was located on the grounds of the California Mine. It was the joint property of the Consolidated Virginia and California Mining Companies. It was used to extract the fabulously rich "Big Bonanza" ores of both mines. The shaft was started in the mid-1870s and was part of a line of vertical shafts sunk in an attempt to tap the Comstock Lode at depths of 3,000 feet beneath the surface. Between 1876 and 1881 total production for the California Mine's portion of the C&C was an estimated $44,031,000.00 from about 588,000 tons of ore for an average yield of almost $75.00 per ton. Total dividends paid on the C&C stock was about $31,320,000.
|Placed By||Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 271724 N 4354678|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31141667, -119.64768333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.685', W 119° 38.861'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 41.10" N, 119° 38' 51.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 415-423 E St, Virginia City NV 89440, US|
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